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Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Emily Ladera-Facunla: Fighting for Luisita farmers

“What’s the use of my position if I could not defend the rights of my constituents? It’s better to die serving the people of the Hacienda Luisita than to die without meaning.” – Tarlac City Councilor Emily Ladera-Facunla

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Global campaign for justice takes up Luisita women’s fight for land

Monique Wilson, a world class Filipino actress and global diretor for One Billion for Rising Justice campaign, takes up the cudgels for Hacienda Luisita women's struggle for genuine land reform.

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Luisita farmers: ‘Cojuangcos are heartless’

Hacienda Luisita farmers share how their huts were destroyed and how they were evicted from their farm lands last month by the security guards of the Tarlac Development Corporation, a firm owned by the family of President...

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Farmers demand probe of P7.2B DAP funds in agrarian reform department

“We want to know the landlords who benefited from the DAP, what and where are the lands covered.” – Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Inescapable reality

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis For sure, President Benigno Aquino III would be boasting about the 6.8 percent growth in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) last year and the 7.8 percent growth during the first quarter of 2013...

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

On Aquino’s mid-term, tillers in Luisita, elsewhere still landless

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — The year 2012 would have been joyous for the farmers of Hacienda Luisita, the vast sugar plantation controlled by President Benigno Aquino III’s family for nearly five decades. Aquino himself,...

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Luisita farmers decry latest forms of harassment

Video: HLI farmers decry latest forms of harassment

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Peasant Women, Coping on the Fringes

By LYN V. RAMO With their small parcels of land no...

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Philippines Under New Gov’t: Is There Hope for our Backward Economy

By IBON FOUNDATION Will the incoming administration take the bold steps needed...

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

For Small Farmers of Mindanao, ‘Lakbayan’ Offers a Chance to Be Heard

By GRACE S. UDDIN Small farmers like Winifreda Cabisay have not...

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Military Harasses Farmers’ Nationwide Caravan

The first-ever nationwide peasant caravan for land and justice, now on its fifth day in the Bicol...

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